A retreat is an opportunity to enjoy simple and peaceful living, and to learn how to cultivate the energy of mindfulness.  Attending a retreat is a vital way to nourish our practice, deepen our awareness, and cultivate our compassion and kindness toward ourselves and others.

SnowFlower Spring Day of Mindfulness – March 16, 2019 at Holy Wisdom

Details to come

SnowFlower Summer Monastic Retreat – June 29-30, 2019 venue TBD

Details to come. This will be non-residential and in the Madison, WI area.

Regional Retreats in the Plum Village Tradition

Cultivating Your Inner Bodhisattva, a Thich Nhat Hanh Day of Mindfulness – Omaha, NE Led by Terry Cortes Vega

Day of Mindfulness with Lakeside Buddha Sangha – Evanston, IL led by Jack Lawlor

Day of Mindfulness with Red Cedar Buddha Sangha – Downsville, WI led by Jack Lawlor

Day of Mindfulness with Winding Path Sangha – Iowa City, IA led by Jack Lawlor

  • March 2, 2019 at the Unitarian Universalist Society in Coralville Iowa
  • Event information

Day of Mindfulness with Milwaukee Mindfulness Practice Center – Milwaukee, WI led by Br. Phap Vu

Summer Retreat with Milwaukee Mindfulness Practice Center – Willard, WI Led by Paul Norton

Retreats at Plum Village Tradition Monasteries and Practice Centers

  • Plum Village (near Bordeaux, France)
    • Winter Retreat from Jan 18-Feb 1, 2019
    • Spring Retreat from Mar 15-June 21, 2019 (choose one or two week time slots)
    • Happy Farm Experience Week from May 17-24, 2019
    • Mindful Cooking Retreat from June 1-8, 2019
    • Summer Service Retreat from June 28-Aug 4, 2019
    • Summer Retreat from July 5-Aug 2, 2019
  • Blue Cliff Monastery (Pine Bush, NY)
    • Tet – Lunar New Year from Feb 4-6, 2019
  • Deer Park Monastery (Escondido, CA)
    • Wake Up Retreat from Mar 27-31, 2019
    • Family Retreat from June 19-23, 2019
    • Family Retreat from June 27-July 1, 2019
    • Teen Camp from July 16-21, 2019
  • Magnolia Grove Meditation Practice Center (Batesville, MS)
    • Cooking Retreat from Mar 7-10, 2019
    • Silence Retreat from April 17-21, 2019
    • Retreat for People in the 12 Step Program from May 16-19, 2019
    • Buddha in Me, Buddha in You: Vesak Weekend, May 19, 2019
    • Order of Interbeing Retreat from June 6-9, 2019
    • US Tour – “Breathe, It’ll Be Okay!” from Aug 7-11, 2019
  • European Institute of Applied Buddhism
    • Order of Interbeing Retreat from June 27-30, 2019
    • Dharma Teachers Retreat from July 2-5, 2019